County Community College District
Founded in 1966 with the opening of El Centro College,
the first of its seven campuses, the
DCCCD is the largest community
college system in Texas, serving more than 50,000 students each year in
Dallas County, Texas. Other campuses include Mountain View
College, Eastfield College, Brookhaven College, North Lake College,
Richland College, and Cedar Valley College.
Mountain View College
Opened in 1970,
Mountain View College, along with its
Eastfield College, is a federally designated Hispanic
Serving Institution (HSI). Elements of its Cultural Studies
course, "Fiesta Oak Cliff," including its "Student/Family Member
Contract" and student genealogies are key resources integral to the
"Family Involvement" research project activities at Mountain View
College. With Brookhaven College, Mountain View College initiated
project activities in the fall, 2006.
Located in a large Latino and Asian population in
Farmers Branch in Northwest Dallas County,
Brookhaven College staff
wrote the original concept statement for the initial FIPSE grant
application. As at Mountain View College, a Cultural Studies
course provides the cohort groups targeted for the "Family Involvement"
research project at Brookhaven College. With Mountain View
College, Brookhaven College initiated project activities in the fall,
Richland College and
El Centro College will enter the
project in its second full year of project activities.
Third Year Entrants
Eastfield College will join the
project activities in the third calendar year of the grant.